genetics

Partners in Crime: Genetic collaborators in a rare disease

Collaborator genes may influence severity of a rare disease, NGLY1 deficiency.


Discovering the genetics of suicide risk

Discovery could lead to better prediction of suicide risk within families.


A genius in our midst: U of U Health geneticist awarded prestigious MacArthur Fellowship

Elde, an evolutionary geneticist, lauded for his creativity and wide-ranging intellectual curiosity.


Gene discovery leads to next-generation experimental therapy for ALS

Efforts to understand the genetics of neurological diseases leads to a potential treatment.


Silencing the booming chorus

From 2007 to 2009, a yellow fever virus outbreak nearly decimated El Parque El Piñalito’s howler monkey populations. Exposure to a past virus may have aided brown howlers’ survival.


Predicting a patient’s life expectancy

Genome-wide pattern found in tumors from brain cancer patients predicts how long they could live.


Honoring Karl Gordon Lark

Renowned geneticist and father of molecular biology at the U passes away.


5 ways that U scientists are addressing the COVID-19 pandemic

Within a few short weeks, more than a dozen new research studies have popped up across the U to study coronavirus.


A baby born premature with a nasal cannula, in a bassinet

U of U Hospital launches rapid DNA testing of critically ill newborns for faster diagnosis, better treatment

A pilot project at University of Utah Health aims to quickly detect genetic disorders among newborns in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).


WAYNE’S WORLD – OF SCIENCE

Wayne Potts studies the genetics of coevolution, but his work reaches beyond the conventional boundaries of the field.